Fundamentals and Applications of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide  SCO2  Based Power Cycles Book

Fundamentals and Applications of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide SCO2 Based Power Cycles


  • Author : Klaus Brun
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081008058

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Fundamentals and Applications of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide SCO2 Based Power Cycles Excerpt :

Fundamentals and Applications of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (SCO2) Based Power Cycles aims to provide engineers and researchers with an authoritative overview of research and technology in this area. Part One introduces the technology and reviews the properties of SCO2 relevant to power cycles. Other sections of the book address components for SCO2 power cycles, such as turbomachinery expanders, compressors, recuperators, and design challenges, such as the need for high-temperature materials. Chapters on key applications, including waste heat, nuclear power, fossil energy, geothermal and concentrated solar power are also included. The final section addresses major international research programs. Readers will learn about the attractive features of SC02 power cycles, which include a lower capital cost potential than the traditional cycle, and the compounding performance benefits from a more efficient thermodynamic cycle on balance of plant requirements, fuel use, and emissions. Represents the first book to focus exclusively on SC02 power cycles Contains detailed coverage of cycle fundamentals, key components, and design challenges Addresses the wide range of applications of SC02 power cycles, from more efficient electricity generation, to ship propulsion

Hybrid Power Cycle Arrangements for Lower Emissions Book

Hybrid Power Cycle Arrangements for Lower Emissions


  • Author : Anoop Kumar Shukla
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000566659

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Hybrid Power Cycle Arrangements for Lower Emissions Excerpt :

Hybrid Power Cycle Arrangements for Lower Emissions is an edited book that explores the state-of-the-art for creating effective hybrid power cycles for power generation with lower emission while utilizing different energy sources. The book details energetic and exergetic studies for improving system design and performance of hybrid power cycle arrangements. Chapters in the book provide a systematic approach to the integration and operation of different thermal power cycles with renewable energy sources. The book brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to present their recent and ongoing research and development activities concerning the advancement of hybridization of different conventional and unconventional energy sources to produce efficient and clean energy systems. The book chapters present a range of ongoing research and development activities, challenges, constraints, and opportunities in both theoretical as well as application aspects of several hybrid technologies for power generation. Several issues such as hybridization of different energy sources, availability, environmental impacts, and power cycle integration are addressed in-depth, making this collection a worthy repository for those working in the field of the power cycles.

The Liquid and Supercritical Fluid States of Matter Book

The Liquid and Supercritical Fluid States of Matter


  • Author : John E. Proctor
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429957925

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The Liquid and Supercritical Fluid States of Matter Excerpt :

This book addresses graduate students and researchers wishing to better understand the liquid and supercritical fluid states of matter, presenting a single cohesive treatment of the liquid and supercritical fluid states using the gas-like and solid-like approaches. Bringing this information together into one comprehensive text, this book outlines how our understanding of the liquid and supercritical fluid states is applied and explores the use of supercritical fluids in daily life and in research, for example in power generation, and their existence in planetary interiors. Presents a single coherent treatment of the key knowledge about the liquid and supercritical fluid states Provides comprehensive survey of key fluid properties from the latest experiments and applies our theoretical knowledge to understand the behaviour of these real fluids Explores the consequences of recent advances in the field on our understanding in industry, nature, and in interdisciplinary research, including planetary science

Advanced Power Generation Systems Book

Advanced Power Generation Systems


  • Author : Yatish T. Shah
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-12-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000798890

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Advanced Power Generation Systems Excerpt :

Advanced Power Generation Systems: Thermal Sources evaluates advances made in heat-to-power technologies for conventional combustion heat and nuclear heat, along with natural sources of geothermal, solar, and waste heat generated from the use of different sources. These advances will render the landscape of power generation significantly different in just a few decades. This book covers the commercial viability of advanced technologies and identifies where more work needs to be done. Since power is the future of energy, these technologies will remain sustainable over a long period of time. Key Features • Covers power generation and heat engines • Details photovoltaics, thermo-photovoltaics, and thermoelectricity • Includes discussion of nuclear and renewable energy as well as waste heat This book will be useful for advanced students, researchers, and professionals interested in power generation and energy industries.

Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plants Book

Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plants


  • Author : S. Can Gülen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429521102

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Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plants Excerpt :

This book covers the design, analysis, and optimization of the cleanest, most efficient fossil fuel-fired electric power generation technology at present and in the foreseeable future. The book contains a wealth of first principles-based calculation methods comprising key formulae, charts, rules of thumb, and other tools developed by the author over the course of 25+ years spent in the power generation industry. It is focused exclusively on actual power plant systems and actual field and/or rating data providing a comprehensive picture of the gas turbine combined cycle technology from performance and cost perspectives. Material presented in this book is applicable for research and development studies in academia and government/industry laboratories, as well as practical, day-to-day problems encountered in the industry (including OEMs, consulting engineers and plant operators).

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2016 Book

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2016


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Federal aid to energy development
  • Pages : 1740
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105050682363

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Power Engineering Book

Power Engineering


  • Author : Viorel Badescu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351784061

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Power Engineering Excerpt :

Faced with the climate change phenomena, humanity has had to now contend with numerous changes, including our attitude environment protection, and also with depletion of classical energy resources. These have had consequences in the power production sector, which was already struggling with negative public opinion on nuclear energy, but a favorable perception of renewable energy resources. The objective of this edited volume is to review all these changes and to present solutions for future power generation.

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Supercritical Fluids Applications for Sustainable Energy Systems Book

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Supercritical Fluids Applications for Sustainable Energy Systems


  • Author : Chen, Lin
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-08-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 821
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799857983

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Handbook of Research on Advancements in Supercritical Fluids Applications for Sustainable Energy Systems Excerpt :

Supercritical fluids are increasingly being used in energy conversion and fluid dynamics studies for energy-related systems and applications. These new applications are contributing to both the increase of energy efficiency as well as greenhouse gas reduction. Such research is critical for scientific advancement and industrial innovations that can support environmentally friendly strategies for sustainable energy systems. The Handbook of Research on Advancements in Supercritical Fluids Applications for Sustainable Energy Systems is a comprehensive two-volume reference that covers the most recent and challenging issues and outlooks for the applications and innovations of supercritical fluids. The book first converts basic thermo-dynamic behaviors and “abnormal” properties from a thermophysical aspect, then basic heat transfer and flow properties, recent new findings of its physical aspect and indications, chemical engineering properties, micro-nano-scale phenomena, and transient behaviors in fast and critical environments. It is ideal for engineers, energy companies, environmentalists, researchers, academicians, and students studying supercritical fluids and their applications for creating sustainable energy systems.

Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems Book

Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems


  • Author : Chen, Lin
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2017-03-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 682
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522520481

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Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems Excerpt :

Supercritical fluids have been utilized for numerous scientific advancements and industrial innovations. As the concern for environmental sustainability grows, these fluids have been increasingly used for energy efficiency purposes. Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems is a pivotal reference source for the latest academic material on the integration of supercritical fluids into contemporary energy-related applications. Highlighting innovative discussions on topics such as renewable energy, fluid dynamics, and heat and mass transfer, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, professionals, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the latest trends in energy conversion.

Organic Rankine Cycle  ORC  Power Systems Book

Organic Rankine Cycle ORC Power Systems


  • Author : Ennio Macchi
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 698
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005118

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Organic Rankine Cycle ORC Power Systems Excerpt :

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Systems: Technologies and Applications provides a systematic and detailed description of organic Rankine cycle technologies and the way they are increasingly of interest for cost-effective sustainable energy generation. Popular applications include cogeneration from biomass and electricity generation from geothermal reservoirs and concentrating solar power installations, as well as waste heat recovery from gas turbines, internal combustion engines and medium- and low-temperature industrial processes. With hundreds of ORC power systems already in operation and the market growing at a fast pace, this is an active and engaging area of scientific research and technical development. The book is structured in three main parts: (i) Introduction to ORC Power Systems, Design and Optimization, (ii) ORC Plant Components, and (iii) Fields of Application. Provides a thorough introduction to ORC power systems Contains detailed chapters on ORC plant components Includes a section focusing on ORC design and optimization Reviews key applications of ORC technologies, including cogeneration from biomass, electricity generation from geothermal reservoirs and concentrating solar power installations, waste heat recovery from gas turbines, internal combustion engines and medium- and low-temperature industrial processes Various chapters are authored by well-known specialists from Academia and ORC manufacturers

Transcritical CO2 Heat Pump Book

Transcritical CO2 Heat Pump


  • Author : Xin-rong Zhang
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-05-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118380048

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A timely and comprehensive introduction to CO2 heat pump theory and usage A comprehensive introduction of CO2 application in heat pump, authored by leading scientists in the field CO2 is a hot topic due to concerns over global warming and the 'greenhouse effect'. Its disposal and application has attracted considerable research and governmental interest Explores the basic theories, devices, systems and cycles and real application designs for varying applications, ensuring comprehensive coverage of a current topic CO2 heat transfer has everyday applications including water heaters, air-conditioning systems, residential and commercial heating systems, and cooling systems

Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology Book

Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology


  • Author : Manuel Blanco
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005170

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Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology Excerpt :

After decades of research and development, concentrating solar thermal (CST) power plants (also known as concentrating solar power (CSP) and as Solar Thermal Electricity or STE systems) are now starting to be widely commercialized. Indeed, the IEA predicts that by 2050, with sufficient support over ten percent of global electricity could be produced by concentrating solar thermal power plants. However, CSP plants are just but one of the many possible applications of CST systems. Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology provides detailed information on the latest advances in CST systems research and technology. It promotes a deep understanding of the challenges the different CST technologies are confronted with, of the research that is taking place worldwide to address those challenges, and of the impact that the innovation that this research is fostering could have on the emergence of new CST components and concepts. It is anticipated that these developments will substantially increase the cost-competiveness of commercial CST solutions and reshape the technological landscape of both CST technologies and the CST industry. After an introductory chapter, the next three parts of the book focus on key CST plant components, from mirrors and receivers to thermal storage. The final two parts of the book address operation and control and innovative CST system concepts. Contains authoritative reviews of CST research taking place around the world Discusses the impact this research is fostering on the emergence of new CST components and concepts that will substantially increase the cost-competitiveness of CST power Covers both major CST plant components and system-wide issues

Solar Energy Utilization Book

Solar Energy Utilization


  • Author : Hafit Yüncü
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 754
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400936317

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Solar Energy Utilization Excerpt :

Until very recently, energy supply of the world has been treated as being nearly inexhaustible. Nowadays about 90 percent of the energy used is obtained from non-renewable resources: oil, natural gas, coal and uranium. These resources are being used up at an alarming rate. To meet our demands we are now searching for new sources of energy. One of these new sources of energy is solar energy which will assume increasing importance. It is free but means must be developed to use it economically. Research is actively under way to reduce the storage cost of this low intensity energy and for the design of economical systems. The purpose of this Institute is to provide an international forum for the dissemination of information on solar energy utilization: fundamentals and applications in industry. This meeting is primarily a high level teaching activity. The subject is treated in considerable depth by lecturers eminent in their field. The other participants include scientists, engineers, and senior graduate students who themselves are involved in a similar research and who wish to learn more about current developments, as well as scientists from other areas who are planning to research on solar energy. The lectures are supplemented by informal discussions designed to encourage the free and critical exchange of ideas. A limited number of contributions are also included. This volume contains both basic and applied information contributed during the Institute. The editors appreciate the cooperation of Martinus Nijhoff Publishezsin making the proceedings widely available.

Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors Book
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Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors


  • Author : Igor Pioro
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 940
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081001622

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Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors Excerpt :

Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors presents information on the current fleet of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) with water-cooled reactors (Generation III and III+) (96% of 430 power reactors in the world) that have relatively low thermal efficiencies (within the range of 32 36%) compared to those of modern advanced thermal power plants (combined cycle gas-fired power plants – up to 62% and supercritical pressure coal-fired power plants – up to 55%). Moreover, thermal efficiency of the current fleet of NPPs with water-cooled reactors cannot be increased significantly without completely different innovative designs, which are Generation IV reactors. Nuclear power is vital for generating electrical energy without carbon emissions. Complete with the latest research, development, and design, and written by an international team of experts, this handbook is completely dedicated to Generation IV reactors. Presents the first comprehensive handbook dedicated entirely to generation IV nuclear reactors Reviews the latest trends and developments Complete with the latest research, development, and design information in generation IV nuclear reactors Written by an international team of experts in the field